Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 127 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on 21 Jul 4:26 pm (GMT -6) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.7 quake North Pacific Ocean, 126 km southwest of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, 21 Jul 3:15 pm (GMT -6), which had occurred 1 hour and 11 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 127 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on 21 Jul 4:26 pm (GMT -6)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Jul 22:10 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 30 seconds.
21 Jul 23:59: Now using data updates from GFZ
Date & time: 21 Jul 2021 22:26:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 21 Jul 4:26 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.34°N / 82.78°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Nearest volcano: Baru (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) S of Burica (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) S of Puerto Armuelles (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) SSW of Pedregal (Distrito de David) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SSW of David (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) SSW of Las Lomas (Distrito de David) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) S of La Concepcion (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) S of Volcan (Bugaba) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) WSW of Sona (Soná) (pop: 7,670) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) WSW of Santiago (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (251 mi) WSW of Panama City (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from SW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.010 kmNear La Concepcion, Chiriquí, PanamaGFZ
unknownn/aNear Santiago, Veraguas, PanamaVolcanoDiscovery
5.510 kmPanama: 69 Km Al Sur De Limones, Distrito Barú, PanamáINETER
4.910 km69 Km S of Punta De Burica, PanamaUSGS
4.920 km81 Km Al Sur De Punta Burica, Panama.RSN

User reports for this quake (21)

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David, Chiriquí (126.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Everything was moving in my office, because of the movements I was hit by my desk, not so strong, but it is stronger from what we are used to. | One user found this interesting.  
Rio hato - Panamá (308.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : I was in the bed and felt it . The bed shakes very slow moving and curtain shakes as well | 3 users found this interesting.  
Dominical, Costa Rica (242 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : My first earthquake while vacationing in Costa Rica. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Villa Rosario, Panamá Oeste (351.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 20-30 s : It felt nice. Hope no one was hurt. | One user found this interesting.  
Santiago de Veraguas (210.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 30-60 s : The people dont move out from the building. Was in a 3 floor | One user found this interesting.  
Chiriqui, bugaba / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 30-60 s : Más fuerte que los anteriores,duro muchos segundos | One user found this interesting.  
Uvita (227.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Panama (401.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Boquete (163.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
Boquete, Panama (162.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Canto del Llano, Santiago District, Veraguas (221.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Uvita, Costa Rica / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s
Uvita, Costa Rica / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s
David / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating
Heredia, mercedes norte / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Monte Lirio, Chiriqui. (161.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling / 30-60 s (reported through our app)
Las lajas, San Félix, Chiriquí, Panamá / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 minutes
Los algarrobos / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 minutes
Santa Cruz de Turrialba / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Dreams Playa Bonita / not felt
Boquete / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
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